Press Release

Statement by Bill Hancock on the Selection Committee

“Our talks about how to structure the selection committee are continuing.”

“This is an issue of considerable complexity and given how much time we have until the playoff begins, we’re in no rush. The issues we’re discussing involve how many people should serve; qualifications and backgrounds of those who serve; term of member service; role of the chairman; recusal policies; and selection criteria including the evaluation process. Given the importance of this committee, we’re going to approach this in a thoughtful and fully deliberative fashion. We’ll make our decisions in plenty of time before the new format begins and we anticipate further discussions. It’s been a great conversation — and an important one.”